Following my semi-successful “Olympic Challenge,” I decided it was time to make some major dietary adjustments (I’ve started counting calories again, using the My Fitness Pal app) and to start taking off the weight. I’m focused and determined. I won’t be content simply returning to the 2012 version of myself, I’m going to push through and finally become “the ideal” version of myself!
I quit the old gym and signed with Club Fitness on March 26. That Wednesday morning, I weighed in at 230 pounds (if you recall, I finished my “Olympic Challenge” at 226 pounds on February 24 – so, I gained 4 pounds in that month!). Naturally, this made me unhappy and I decided – enough is enough. It was time to put my faith in myself and trust in the knowledge I’ve acquired over the years.
I’ll keep this brief: Since March 26, I’ve lost a total of 15 pounds! My current weight (as of May 7) is 215! Cardio and calorie counting have never felt so good. I tell myself frequently “I’m worth it,” put on some slutty pop music, and look to the other bodies around me in the gym for inspiration. Go time is here. Both my journey and transformation are underway! See you all at the finish line!
Oh yes! I forgot to mention, in the last 6 weeks, I’ve done 1,365 minutes of cardiovascular exercise! That’s 22.75 hours! I shall call myself the “Cardio King” and “Slayer of Calories!” …and my weight-loss average is 2.5 pounds/week (even with a mini-vacation full of bad eating mixed in!).